Nomad Chef

Chef Jock Zonfrillo is on a journey to celebrate the world's native cuisines and save a treasure trove of gastronomic knowledge from extinction.

Embarking on a journey to some of the world's remotest communities, he hunts, harvests and forages with indigenous people for the ingredients that go into their dishes and learns to cook as the locals do.

Roasted flying-fox and kakadu plums anyone? Lichen soup and reindeer blood sausage?

From the Wai Wai people living on the edge of the Amazon to Naga tribals in the precipitous hills of the Indo-Burmese borderlands, Jock discovers the culinary genius hiding in the world's remote and often forgotten communities, and seeks to uncover what they can teach us about living sustainably, cooking creatively and eating the best way we can.

As he masters some of the community's favourite dishes, Jock pays homage to their culinary know-how by taking one of their signature recipes back to his top-flight Australian restaurant where he seeks to reinvent it to re-ignite the taste buds of his seen-it-all-before customers at home.

Nomad Chef mixes adventure travel, cultural exchange, food ethics and extreme cooking together in a novel new show that goes from the end of the food chain to the ends of the earth.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom Quest (2014 - 2014)
Schedule: Mondays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Food Travel

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Episode 1x10; Dec 27, 2014

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x10: SpainDec 27, 2014
1x09: Faroe IslandsDec 20, 2014
1x08: BelizeDec 13, 2014
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